In a recent set of events, NGA 911, an emergency calling technology services company, announced the launch of a new Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) network that comprises of an Emergency Services IP Network (ESInet) & Next Generation Core Services (NGCS) for local 9-1-1 Authorities across the State of Louisiana.
Don Ferguson, CEO, NGA 911, said: “By empowering local 9-1-1 authorities with a state-centric ESInet and NGCS, the Next Generation of 9-1-1 is a reality today in Louisiana”. Adding further Ferguson said, “Untangling the regulatory, procurement, and technology barriers have been critical in achieving this long-awaited milestone.”
The Louisiana ESInet is a cornerstone achievement among the first responders (9-1-1) across North America. Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), instead of wrapped into expensive and long-term contracts that greatly limit innovations in the field can now comfortably shift to a carrier-agnostic NG9-1-1 strategy.
NGA 911 claims its technology bridges the gap between the constraints of legacy 9-1-1 and demands of NG 9-1-1. Moreover, individual PSAPs can further benefit from this, as they now need not invest in purchasing 9-1-1 equipment just to plan their pathway toward NG9-1-1. Instead, they now can get their hands on more secure and non-disruptive technology and can bid adieus to the selective routing technology of the 1970s.
“The ability to move our Emergency Communications Centers onto a Next Generation 9-1-1 Network is a tremendous step forward for 9-1-1 in Louisiana,” said Captain Jack Varnado of the Livingston Parish Sherriff’s office.